Why Phi Psi: Parents


As your son enters his collegiate career, he has a chance to join a group of gentlemen, scholars, and leaders at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Did you know that members of Greek organizations are more active and successful members of their college community than non-Greeks? Beyond the exceptional connections your son will make as a member of Phi Kappa Psi, he will learn to be a team member and leader, tackling an array of diverse challenges. Whether it is planning and executing our next Philanthropy Event or organizing a Brotherhood camping trip, the skills and experiences acquired in the process are invaluable. In addition to gaining unparalleled leadership experience, your son will learn about why Phi Psi’s founding principle is “The great joy of serving others.” Last year 76% of Phi Psi’s at Cal Poly devoted at least 24 hours to serving the San Luis Obispo community. The chapter also raised around $9,000 for charitable causes.

Once initiated your son will be a member for life. Phi Kappa Psi at Cal Poly has over 700 alumni and there is a national Phi Psi network of 89,000 living members. Brothers at the California Eta chapter regularly make great connections with alumni for internships, jobs, and mentoring. All in all, joining Phi Kappa Psi at Cal Poly is one of the best decisions your son can make as an undergraduate to encourage scholarship, service, leadership, and distinction.

More Facts:

  • Nationally, 71% of all Greeks graduate, while only 50% of non-Greeks graduate.
  • 85% of the Fortune 500 key executives are Greek.
  • Of the nation’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greeks.
  • 70% of the U.S. Presidents’ cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek.
  • 76% of U.S. Senators are Greek.
  • Less then 2% of an average college students expenses go towards Greek membership dues.
  • Over 85% of the student leaders on 730 campuses are members of Greek-letter organizations.


You can visit the New/Potential Members Tab of our National Website to learn more about why Phi Kappa Psi is the right choice for you.

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